International education was the first sector in Australia that felt the economic impacts of coronavirus. The problem related to Australia’s travel ban that have kept Chinese international students from coming to Australia. For days, the media headlined the crisis, emphasising the significance of international education as third largest export in Australia and revenue source for … More International education, coronavirus, and the myths of the market
International education (IE) is an old idea – a phenomenon that emerged in the 19th century to today. I argued in my book that the evolution of IE has shifted from government to institutions as provider of IE, but the intention for IE has always been political and political economy underpinned by sovereign or institutional … More Three waves of international education: political, political economy, politicisation
Vietnam has been a significant source country for international students in the last 30 years, and there is no sign of this trend changing in the near future. Such growth aligns with the country’s economic development since the 1990s when Vietnam transitioned to a market-based economy with strategic efforts in entering the global economy. This … More International education as a public good
The benefits of education lie not only in economic betterment for the individual. It is also in developing students’ capacity to be informed and enable positive change in their societies. In that way, education can contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The same can be argued for international education. Those who are lucky … More International education and development of citizenship and social responsibility
When I first became interested in this topic, I was an economist. My PhD supervisor pointed me to the works of the World Bank and I was immediately attracted to the idea of returns on education. I started to look at the various approaches to assessing returns on education which were primarily though jobs or … More What do international students gain from studying abroad?